PTC Web Desk: A tragic plane crash occurred on a Florida highway on Friday afternoon, resulting in two deaths, as reported by Fox News and confirmed by the Collier County Sheriff's Office. The aircraft involved was identified as a Bombardier Challenger 600 business jet, with a total of five persons on board, according to information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The ill-fated journey began at Ohio State University Airport at 1 pm ET. The pilot, facing a critical situation, made an emergency landing request at Naples Airport, the intended destination of the flight, just after 3 pm ET. The distress call indicated a complete failure of both engines.
The crash had a significant impact on traffic, leading to the closure of all southbound lanes and disruptions in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Naples, Florida. Emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene to manage the situation.
Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are set to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to determine the factors contributing to the crash. As of now, further details about the circumstances surrounding the crash are pending.